Google Home Max is the new, beefier version of Google Home with '20x the audio power'

OK Google, can you make an Apple HomePod rival?

Google has announced the Google Home Max, a speaker with '20 times the audio power' of Google Home. Obviously, it has Google Assistant built-in. 

It's available from December like Apple's HomePod and will launch in the US only at first for $399. 

Read more: Google Home Max review: premium sound quality at a princely price

It features Smart Sound, a new sound feature powered by Google AI that maps the sound to your room.

It also supports Voice Match, so it can play your own individual playlists and comes with a year's subscription to YouTube Red.

Max also supports Cast, Bluetooth or stereo aux input. You can change the orientation of the speaker to suit. 

We'll have more on this story later. 

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